Chairman Bradley Provides Board With SLA Update

NYS Liquor Authority Chairman Vincent Bradley met with the ESRTA Board at its meeting last month in Saratoga Springs. The Chairman reported that the Authority’s resources are dedicated to COVID-19. He expressed concern that if the industry failed to comply with the public health restrictions it could cause a statewide shutdown, acknowledged the good work…
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Cortland County Restaurant & Tavern Association Gets Chamber Award

The Cortland County Chamber of Commerce presented their award for Non-Profit Organization of the Year to our Cortland County Association. The Chamber recognized County Association President (and State Association Treasurer) Tammy Timmerman and the Association for their outstanding efforts during the past year to keep local businesses aware of the ever changing rules impacting their…
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Governor Cuomo Announces Updated COVID-19 Micro-Cluster Focus Zones

New Orange Warning Zones on Staten Island and in Monroe and Onondaga Counties New Yellow Precautionary Zones in Upper Manhattan and Nassau & Suffolk Counties Zone Changes Go into Effect Wednesday for Businesses, Thursday for Schools Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced updated COVID-19 micro-cluster focus zones in New York State. Part of Staten Island’s Yellow Precautionary…
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State Adds & Expands Cluster Zones – Rockland County Yellow Zone Expanded; New Yellow Zones in Orange and Westchester Counties

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced updated COVID-19 micro-cluster focus zones in New York State. Rockland County’s Yellow Precautionary Zone will be expanded, and parts of Orange and Westchester counties will become Yellow Precautionary Zones due to increased cases, positivity, and hospital admissions from these areas. Modifications to Current Focus Zones Rockland County – Click Here for Map The current Rockland zone will be expanded to include…
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Updated Cluster Zones Announced – Take Effect Friday for Businesses

Part of Erie County Yellow Zone Changes to Orange Zone – Yellow Zone Expanded in Erie New Yellow Zone in Niagara County New Yellow Zone in the Bronx – Expanded Yellow Zone in Queens Brooklyn, Orange and Broome Zones Improve – Restrictions Relaxed   Modifications to Current Focus Zones Broome County – Yellow Zone Removed…
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New York State Liquor Authority Guidance On COVID-Related Closing Times

Effective Friday, November 13, 2020 at 10:00PM Pursuant to Executive Order 202.74, effective Friday November 13, 2020, at 10:00PM all licensed establishments with on premises privileges (e.g. restaurants, taverns, catering halls, clubs, manufacturers with tasting rooms, etc.) shall cease all on premises service of food and drink (indoors or outdoors) at or before 10:00PM, daily. …
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Still Awaiting SLA Guidance…

We’re still awaiting publication of guidance from the State Liquor Authority to help explain the details of the 10 pm curfew for restaurants and bars. While not official until the guidance has been issued, we’ve gotten a few questions that we think we know what the answers to: Is the 10 pm curfew “last call”…
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Governor’s Executive Order Issued – 10 pm Closing Applies to All Bars, Restaurants, and Liquor Stores

Governor Cuomo formally issued an Executive Order to put in place the 10 pm curfew for bars and restaurants he announced yesterday. We expect the State Liquor Authority to post guidance shortly, but in the meantime here is the key text of the Executive Order: All businesses that are licensed by the State Liquor Authority…
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Governor Cuomo Orders New Restrictions – Bars & Restaurants Must Close at 10 PM

In response to a rapidly increasing rate of Covid-19 across the country, the region, and New York State, Governor Cuomo announced new restrictions on public activity. They include: Restaurants, bars, and other SLA licensed establishments must close at 10 pm – Curbside service of food only may continue after 10 pm Gyms must close at…
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New York Court Upholds Indoor Dining Restrictions

A New York State Supreme Court on Staten Island Monday upheld the state’s restrictions on indoor dining capacity amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read on…
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Governor Cuomo Updates Covid-19 Micro-Cluster Focus Zones

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced updated COVID-19 micro-cluster focus areas in New York State. Based on data metrics including testing results and hospitalization rates, Brooklyn’s red zone will transition to an orange warning zone. The Governor also announced new yellow precautionary zone focus areas in Erie, Monroe and Onondaga Counties: Erie County…
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NYS Announces “Yellow Zones” in Parts of Erie, Monroe, and Onondaga Counties

Governor Cuomo announced that the State will be setting up Yellow Cluster Zones in parts of three upstate counties today in response to an increase in Covid-19 cases. In these zones the following restrictions will be imposed: Restaurants & bars must close at midnight 4 person limit per table Gatherings limited to 25 people The…
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